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Ms. Ammi-Joan Paquette

Erin Murphy Literary Agency



Website: www.emliterary.com

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from foreverheiren
Jul 23, 2021 1:03 pm


EQ: 5/14 -- she previously told me to contact her if I ended up without an agent again, so I figured that counted as a referral
Full request: 5/26
Nudge w/offer of rep: 7/8
Very kind step aside due to a very full client list: 7/23/21

YA fantasy, 88k
from eiverson
Sep 08, 2020 12:25 pm


EQ: 09/04 (PitMad)
ER: 09/08, but Ms. Paquette was kind enough to refer me to query Ms. Gonzalez

YA Fantasy 71K
from bookwormwrites
Jul 24, 2020 12:12 pm


05.28 EQ by invite
07.24 CNR
from Daisy22
Dec 05, 2019 11:00 am


5/23/19 #Pitdark Request
8/17/19 Emailed her with an updated MS from an R&R
8/17/19 (Full request an hour later!) Crossing my fingers so hard for this one!
9/23/19 Notified of R&R and Joan asked to see revised version as well
11/13/19 Nudged (no response yet)

YA Urban fantasy Myth Retelling with sci-fi elements 75k
from falen1
Sep 12, 2019 2:25 pm


EQ: 9/10 (we've met, and she's read previous manuscripts of mine and has offered me rep before)
FR: 9/12

YA Contemporary Fantasy.

Was having a rough day so this really helped, tbh
from shebephoebe
May 13, 2019 3:24 pm


EQ: Mar 8 per #PitMad request
ER: May 13 - Short, personal rejection.
from TangoTango
Mar 18, 2019 10:50 am


EQ: Jan 13
PR: Feb 18
ER: March 17. Kind, personalized rejection.
YA Contemp
from Daisy22
Dec 31, 2018 8:52 am


EQ: 10/17/18 per DVpit request 75k YA Historical Magical Realism
Emailed Joan letting her know I'd taken part in a contest and had an editor assist with the opening chapters revision. She happily agreed to let me submit the revised MS.
Re-sent Query and First Chapters: 11/29/18
ER: 12/31 very kind words just not drawn to historical
from royalmcflea
Dec 23, 2018 3:33 pm


Very kind and helpful personalized rejection on first 10pp.

MG Fantasy 77K
from JackSkellington
Aug 25, 2018 12:12 pm


Queried at the end of April/early May
Received very kind, personal response mid-late August saying her pb list is full but she'd be happy to read my mg ms.
from scritrice
Jun 28, 2018 5:14 pm


Did anyone get a response (of any kind) from one of the pitch comps? Is she a CNR ?
from bookwormwrites
May 16, 2018 11:42 am


EQ: 10.24.17 (by referral)
PR: 12.09.17
ER: 05.16.18 I was about to nudge! Kind pass with invitation to send next project.

YA fantasy 82k
from bookwormwrites
Jan 28, 2018 6:53 pm


@scritrice yeah, it did--there was no confirmation receipt. I actually had CNRed it a week or two before she eventually responded!
from scritrice
Jan 28, 2018 6:39 pm


@bookwormwrites Did it take her until your partial request date to respond? Or did she give you a confirmation of receipt before that? I did end up sending mine through the online contact form back in December.
from bookwormwrites
Dec 14, 2017 10:11 pm


@scritrice assuming you don't need to attach sample pages at this point, you can submit through the agency contact form! That's what I did a couple of months back and she did receive it and respond. Or, tweet at her to ask--others may have the same question and want to see the answer :) best of luck!!

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